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Noun
/ˈlavəˌtôrē/,
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lavatories, plural;
  1. A room or compartment with a toilet and washbasin; a bathroom

  2. A sink or washbasin in a bathroom

  3. A flush toilet


  1. toilet: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  2. washbasin: a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
  3. flush toilet: a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
  4. A toilet is a plumbing fixture primarily intended for the disposal of human excreta: urine and fecal matter. Additionally, vomit and menstrual waste are sometimes disposed of in toilets in some societies. ...
  5. A bathroom; a washroom; A toilet
  6. (Lavatories) Primarily a "washing facility," such as a bath, but also used euphemistically for toilets.
  7. A fixed bowl or basin with running water and drainage for washing. Bathroom sink.
  8. While sometimes used by the general public to mean a bathroom or washroom, the plumbing industry uses lavatory to mean a bathroom washbowl or basin permanently installed with running water. The plumbing industry uses the term "sink" in reference to kitchen sinks.
  9. A fixed wash basin connected to hot and cold running water and the building drain and used primarily for personal hygiene.
  10. industry standard term for a wash basin or a bathroom sink.
  11. In workhouse times, a room in which inmates washed (as opposed to the modern usage meaning toilet). (See also Privy, Water Closet, Wash-house, Laundry.)
  12. This is the proper term for a bathroom sink. It comes from the Latin word "lavare," which means "to wash."
  13. A washbasin or room equipped with a washbasin.
  14. Wash a British politician. - Joseph Leff
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  16. [Chiefly Brit.] a flush toilet.
  17. A hand sink in a bathroom or wash room where a toilet (watercloset is located)